Athletics at the 1964 Summer Olympics – Men's discus throw

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Men's discus throw
at the Games of the XVIII Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium
Dates 15 October
Competitors 29 from 22 nations
Medalists
Gold medal    United States
Silver medal    Czechoslovakia
Bronze medal    United States
«1960 1968»
Athletics at the
1964 Summer Olympics
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Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m men women
1500 m men
5000 m men
10,000 m men
80 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men
3000 m
steeplechase
men
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men
Road events
Marathon men
20 km walk men
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Long jump men women
Triple jump men
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Decathlon men

The men's discus throw was one of four men's throwing events on the Athletics at the 1964 Summer Olympics program in Tokyo. It was held on 15 October 1964. 29 athletes from 22 nations entered, with 1 not starting in the qualification round.

Results[edit]

Qualification[edit]

The qualification standard was 55.00 metres. Each thrower had three attempts to reach that standard. Since only 10 throwers made the mark, the next two furthest also advanced to meet the minimum 12 in the final.

Place Athlete Nation Best mark Throw 1 Throw 2 Throw 3
1 Al Oerter United States 60.54 metres OR 60.54
2 Ludvik Danek Czechoslovakia 58.88 metres 58.88
3 Jay Silvester United States 57.81 metres X 57.81
4 Victor Kompaneets Soviet Union 57.40 metres 57.40
5 Dave Weill United States 56.95 metres 56.95
6 Hartmut Losch Germany 56.46 metres 56.46
7 Zenon Begier Poland 56.31 metres 56.31
8 Roy Hollingsworth Great Britain 55.96 metres 52.60 55.08 55.96
9 Edmund Piątkowski Poland 55.22 metres 55.22
10 Jozsef Szecsenyi Hungary 55.04 metres 55.04
11 Kim Bukhantsev Soviet Union 54.94 metres 54.94 X X
12 Vladimir Trusenev Soviet Union 53.81 metres 53.81 51.94 52.25
13 Fritz Kuehl Germany 53.53 metres 53.53 53.04 X
14 Pentti Repo Finland 52.93 metres 52.93 X 50.60
15 Dako Radosevic Yugoslavia 52.71 metres 51.22 52.71 51.37
16 Kees Koch Netherlands 52.57 metres 51.20 52.57 51.08
17 Jiri Zemba Czechoslovakia 52.13 metres X 52.13 51.80
18 Warwick Selvey Australia 51.96 metres 50.83 X 51.96
19 Ernst Soudek Austria 51.78 metres X 51.78 50.96
20 Leslie Mills New Zealand 51.70 metres 44.18 51.70 51.22
21 Georges Tsakanikas Greece 51.03 metres 50.76 51.03 48.07
22 Kaneko Sohei Japan 46.46 metres 44.63 43.31 46.46
23 Segui Denis Kragbe Ivory Coast 46.43 metres 44.07 46.43 44.03
24 Ignacio Reinosa Puerto Rico 46.36 metres 46.36 45.96 X
25 Gideon Uriel Israel 46.12 metres 45.10 44.26 46.12
26 Jalal Keshmiri Iran 45.24 metres X 45.24 44.96
27 Kim Byung-Ki South Korea 42.73 metres 42.73 X X
28 Lars Haglund Sweden No mark X X X
Valko Kostov Bulgaria Did not start

Finals[edit]

The scores from the qualification round were erased and each thrower was given three throws. The six best in those three received another three throws, keeping all six.

Danek's first throw broke Oerter's record from the qualifier. Weill topped that with his second throw, then Danek took the record back in the fourth throw. Oerter's fifth throw, a full 61 metres to regain the record, silenced the others and won him his third straight gold medal.

Place Athlete Nation Best mark Throw 1 Throw 2 Throw 3 Throw 4 Throw 5 Throw 6
1 Al Oerter United States 61.00 metres OR 57.65 58.34 55.11 54.37 61.00 X
2 Ludvik Danek Czechoslovakia 60.52 metres 59.73 58.83 X 60.52 58.38 57.17
3 Dave Weill United States 59.49 metres X 59.49 56.15 56.15 55.94 52.45
4 Jay Silvester United States 59.09 metres 56.99 X 57.54 57.46 59.09 X
5 Jozsef Szecsenyi Hungary 57.23 metres 54.34 52.14 56.97 57.23 X 54.66
6 Zenon Begier Poland 57.06 metres 57.06 52.45 55.83 X X 56.68
7 Edmund Piatkowski Poland 55.81 metres 52.94 55.81 53.87
8 Vladimir Trusenev Soviet Union 54.78 metres 53.70 54.78 52.98
9 Kim Bukhantsev Soviet Union 54.38 metres X 50.15 54.38
10 Roy Anselm Hollingsworth Great Britain 53.87 metres 53.74 53.87 X
11 Hartmut Losch Germany 52.08 metres 51.44 52.08 X
12 Victor Kompaneets Soviet Union 51.96 metres X 51.96 X

References[edit]

  • Official Report